India vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of India vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1983 - West Indies tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between West Indies and India at Nehru Stadium, Indore in 01st December 1983.

Gordon Greenidge's dashing 96, Desmond Haynes' supporting half-century and Viv Richards' unbeaten 49 steers to West Indies convincing eight-wicket victory over India and took an unassailable 3-0 lead to seal their first bilateral ODI series in India in the third ODI.

* Nehru Stadium, Indore became the 11th Indian venue to host a One-day international match and the 54th venue in the world to host a ODI match.

India scored 240-7 in the alloted 47 overs with top scorer by Mohinder Amarnath hit 55 off 122-balls including 4-fours.

Ravi Shastri hammered a unbeaten 41 off 36-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 113.88, Ashok Malhotra struck 40 off 44-balls including 7-fours.

Kapil Dev blasted a 28 off 25-balls included 3-fours & a six, Madan Lal 19 not out and Sunil Gavaskar 15.

West Indies best bowler by Roger Harper takes 2-wickets, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts and Eldine Baptiste each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 241-2 in 45.2 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge cracked a 96 off 127-balls - who fell four-run short of his century - including 10-fours & a six.

Desmond Haynes scored 54 off 74-balls including 2-fours, Viv Richards hit a unbeaten 49 off 50-balls included 3-fours & a six and Clive Lloyd cracked a unbeaten 27 off 23-balls including 3-fours & a six.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri both took one-wickets.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

GORDON GREENIDGE, man of the match with a dashing 96, and Desmond Haynes shared an opening stand of 149 to launch the West Indies towards an eight-wicket victory over India in one-day international in Indore.

Facing a formidable Indian total of 240 for seven, West Indies made 241 for two with 10 balls of their 47 overs to spare. The victory gave them a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series, avenging convincingly their defeat in the World Cup final at Lord's last June. 

Greenidge scored his 96 with 10 fours and a six from 127 balls. Haynes contributed 54 to the opening stand before Ravi Shastri had him stumped as he overbalanced in trying to sweep. It must have been heartbreaking for the Indians then to be confronted by Richards but the home bowlers stuck to their task and when, with nine overs left, Greenidge was out, playing across the line at Kapil Dev, the West Indies still needed to accelerate to catch up with the striking rate.

Lloyd lets fly

The 41st over was decisive. Lloyd pulling Amarnath for a four and a six. The over yielded a total of 15 runs and West Indies were assured of victory.

Of the early Indian batsmen to be dismissed, only Gavaskar could not have avoided his downfall. A ball from Roberts rose abruptly to take his glove on the way to the wicketkeeper.

Srikkanth was run out through his own recklessness and Arun Lal, a newcomer to the side, mistimed a pull as India slumped to 39 for three. They were revived by a partnership of 84 in 17 overs between Arnarnath and Malhotra.



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